The following books form a solid core of the library of a student of Egyptian religion or magick. Some are introductory texts, others collections of translations, and most valuable reference materials for a lifetime of study. Note that although some of these books are not the most modern, they yet contain an insight and scholarship that will never become dated, no matter what advances are made in the field.
Ancient Egyptian Literature. Miriam Lichtheim. Published
1973 by the Regents of the University of California Near Eastern Center, Los Angeles.
Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends. Lewis Spence. Original
publication 1915, reprinted 1990 by Dover Publications Inc, New York.
Archaic Egypt. W.B. Emery. First published 1961, reprinted
1991 by Penguin Books Ltd, London.
A Concise Dictionary of Egyptian Archaeology. M. Broderick
and A.A. Morton. First published in 1902, reprinted 1996 by Senate, London.
A Dictionary of Ancient Egypt. Margaret Bunson. First published
as An Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt in 1991, reprinted 1995 by Oxford University Press,
A Dictionary of Egyptian Gods and Goddesses. George Hart. Original
publication 1986, reprinted 1996 by Routledge & Kegan Paul Inc., London.
The Eastern Nations and Greece. P.V.N. Myers. Published 1900
by Ginn & Company.
The Egyptian Book of the Dead. E.A. Wallis Budge. First
printing 1895, reprinted 1967 by Dover Publications Inc, New York.
The Egyptian Heaven & Hell. E.A.Wallis Budge. First printing
1925, reprinted 1994 by Open Court Publishing Company.
An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Dictionary. E.A. Wallis Budge.
In two volumes. Originally published 1920, reprinted 1978 by Dover Publications Inc, New York.
Egyptian Language. E.A. Wallis Budge. Original publishing
date ?, reprinted in 1993 by Dorset Press.
Egyptian Magic. E.A.Wallis Budge. First published 1899, reprinted
in 1991 by Wings Books.
From Fetish to God in Ancient Egypt. E.A. Wallis Budge.
First published 1934, reprinted in 1988 by Dover Publications Inc, New York.
The Gods of the Egyptians. E.A.Wallis Budge. In two volumes.
Originally published 1903, reprinted 1969 by Dover Publications Inc, New York.
The Handbook of Egyptian Hieroglyphs. Samuel A.B. Mercer.
First published 1961, reprinted in 1993 by Hippocrene Books Inc, New York.
An Introduction to Ancient Egypt. T.G.H. James.
First publication 1969, reprinted 1979 by the Trustees of the British Museum.
Legends of the Egyptian Gods. E.A. Wallis Budge. Published
1912 by Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, reprinted 1994 by Dover Publications, Mineola, New York.
The Liturgy of Funerary Offerings. E.A. Wallis Budge.
Originally published 1909, reprinted 1994 by Dover Publications Inc, New York.
Maat Magick. Margaret C. Ingalls (Nema), with an introduction by
Kenneth Grant. Published 1995 by Samuel Weiser Inc, York Beach, Maine.
Magic in Ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch. Published 1994 by British
The Mummy: Funereal Rites and Customs in Ancient Egypt. E.A.
Wallis Budge. First published as The Mummy: Chapters on Egyptian Funereal Archaeology
in 1893, reprinted in 1995 by Senate, a division of Studio Editions Ltd, London.
Myth and Symbol in Ancient Egypt. R.T. Rundle Clark. Originally
published 1959, reprinted 1993 by Thames and Hudson Ltd, London.
Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection. E.A.Wallis Budge. In two
volumes. Originally published 1911, reprinted in 1973 by Dover Publications Inc, New York.
The Wisdom of Ancient Egypt. Joseph Kaster. Originally
published as The Wings of the Falcon, 1968. Reprinted 1993 by Barnes & Noble, Inc.